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The aim is to be playing teams of Liverpool's calibre every week

Tony has lofty ambitions with Rovers, but admits building the club takes time

19 July 2018

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Tony Mowbray says the ultimate aim for him and Rovers is to be playing sides of the calibre of Liverpool on a weekly basis.

Ourselves and the Reds had many a battle against one another at Ewood Park and at Anfield during our bouts in the Premier League.
 
Our last league battle was a barnstorming one at Ewood back in 2012, with the visitors coming out on top by winning by the odd goal in five.
 
And the boss admits he'd love to take Rovers back to the top flight one day, but does confess it won't be and easy challenge and says it will take a bit of time.
 
“Rovers fans of a certain age will have memories of competing with these teams on a weekly basis," he said when previewing Thursday's friendly against Jurgen Klopp's side.
 
"Unfortunately we had a blip in our history, and although we want to get back there to the Premier League, you can’t just flick a switch. You have to build the club by bringing in the right quality of player and work really hard.
 
“We’ve started that process already. We’ll see how competitive we can be in the Championship. Let’s see how we get on and see how we can build this club over the next few years so we get to a point where teams really don’t want to compete with Blackburn Rovers. That’s what we have to do."
 

Don't forget, Rovers are back in action on Thursday night at Ewood Park when Champions League runners-up Liverpool head to our home.

Tickets for Thursday's clash against Jurgen Klopp's side remain on sale and you can purchase yours by clicking here.


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